Ministry Of Disaster Management And Relief
After the severe cyclone in 1970, by the request of the United Nations, Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) was established in 1972 with the help of the then legue of Red Cross. After One Year the league of Red Cross decided to withdraw the program from the field with effects from 1st July 1973. Considering the importance of the programme, for the interest of the coastal belt people, government came forward and took the responsibility of the programme by deciding to continue the programme with effect from July, 1973. The Programme was approved by the then honorable Prime Minister The Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. As a result it appeared as a joint programme of Government of Bangladesh & Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. From that time it has been working in the field of disaster management in Bangladesh especially in early warning system, search and rescue, evacuation, sheltering, First aid, relief distribution and rehabilitation activities It has Obtained a great name and fame all over the world for its well managed and motivated disaster management activities with a dedicated humanitarian spirit.
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